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Japanese pop-culture management firm set to further expand artist base

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, July 19, 2016  /  02:42 pm
Japanese pop-culture management firm set to further expand artist base

Shojo Complex was established following a MCIP Holdings audition event that attracted 500 applicants. (Shojo Complex/-)

Tokyo-based entertainment company MCIP Holdings plans to expand all-female Japanese pop idol culture by training talent across Asia including Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan.

“We want to create a forum to promote new entertainment content. A forum through which entertainers can develop their skills and become successful across Asia,” MCIP president Shizuko Yokote told The Asahi Shimbun.

MCIP Holdings is a collaboration between talent agency Yoshimoto Kogyo Co. and various companies, backed by Cool Japan Fun Inc. financial support.

(Read also: Indonesian mother-daughter duet give Britain's Got Talent judges chills)

The management company launched Shojo Complex (Girls Complex) last month, an idol group consisting of 13 Indonesian girls aged between 14 to 24 years old. The group perform songs both in Japanese and Bahasa Indonesia, including the energetic and cheerful j-pop-style Goyang Dumang. The group performed at Jakarta Fair 2016 and Viral Fest 2016. 

Shojo Complex, previously known as Kawaiian Girls, was established following a MCIP Holdings audition event that attracted 500 applicants. (kes)

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